Positive Welfare Theories

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1.3 The different theories of well-being It is through positive psychology that we will provide an overview of the different theories surrounding welfare. Positive psychology is "the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the development or the functioning of people, groups and institutions". This definition indicates that it is the pursuit of self-fulfillment and personal development, involving interpersonal relationships, social and even political. Therefore, positive psychology may be related to the development of college students, relationships within a work team, or the mode of communication between diplomats preparing a peace treaty. By identifying the main theories explaining the welfare, we will use the classification…show more content…
• Finally, another current describes the well-being at work as being a concept including both physical and psychological health symptoms at work, general life experiences (happiness, satisfaction in life,...) and work-related experiences (work, attachment to work…show more content…
Despite the lack of clarity of the concept of psychological well-being at work, we nevertheless try to articulate the concept of well-being in general. It is easy to admit that the overall well-being of a person draws its origin in the different spheres of activity of his life, like family, friends, sporting activities and work. It’s therefore represents a source of influence among others on general wellbeing. Also, another important distinction to take into consideration is the difference between the concepts of well-being at work and the notion of well-being of the worker in the workplace. • The well-being of the person at work: involves hygiene, safety, health, the embellishment of the workplace, etc.; • The well-being of the worker in the workplace: involves considering of the specific nature of the
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